"Lost my head inside this cell / I'm all alone / This place is hell," sings alt-pop/electro-pop singer/songwriter Adam Jensen on his powerful new single, "Inmate 8576." It's the first new song we've heard from Mr. Jensen in quite some time and...Read more
Tag Archives: electro
#songoftheday = Fischerspooner – “Togetherness” feat. Caroline Polachek (Official Video Fischer Version)
Just earlier this week I found myself wondering whatever happened to Fischerspooner. They were one of my favorite electronic music duos several years ago but they've been absent from the scene for quite a while now. Well, it turns out they've been cooking up something good, which we're...Read more
#songoftheday = ELOHIM: “SKINNY LEGS”
It takes a good minute before Elohim starts singing on her new track, "Skinny Legs," but it's such an electronic voyage that you won't really mind. Sure, it gets better when she adds her vocals, but it's just fine leading up to them. I'll admit this...
TIM SKOLD: THE LOVE IS POP INTERVIEW
by Michael McCarthy It’s hard to believe, and makes me feel old, but I’ve been following Tim Skold’s career for roughly 30 years now. I first became aware of his music when he went by the name Tim Tim and was the bass player for Shotgun Messiah, who were considered a hair band...Read more
RED HOT NEW VIDEO: GARBAGE: “MAGNETIZED”
Garbage has all sorts of sci-fi and horror-esque things happening in this new red hot video for "Magnetized" from their latest album, Strange Little Birds. I don't know what the budget for this one was, but it looks like it cost a couple million bucks with everything...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: QUINN LEWIS
interview by Michael McCarthy Born in Australia and currently residing in Nashville, Quinn Lewis is one of today’s most interesting up and coming singer/songwriters. While he originally moved to Nashville to do more traditional songwriter fare, he soon switched gears and now makes exquisitely produced music that blurs the lines between electro-pop and...Read more
An Exclusive Interview with Dean Garcia of SPC ECO, S T F U and M A D
interview by Michael McCarthy One of the very first interviews I did for Love is Pop was with Dean Garcia, formerly of Curve, who was promoting his new project SPC ECO, which finds him recording dark and dreamy music with his daughter Rose Berlin on vocals. Since that interview, SPC ECO has released...Read more
#songoftheday = KERLI: BLOSSOM
Have I mentioned how happy I am that Kerli is making electro-pop again? Her dance music was great, sure, but her lyrics and voice fit electronic soundscapes better than club beats. At least that's my opinion. ...
#songoftheday = SLUMBERJACK: OPEN FIRE (FEAT. DANIEL JOHNS)
Like many Silverchair fans, I still haven't gotten used to the fact that frontman Daniel Johns put out an R&B/neo-soul album (last year's Talk). That said, he lends his vocals to Slumberjack's latest, "Open Fire," and it's a contagious ball of wonderful, which also happens to be...
A Conversation with Adam Jensen (Exclusive Interview)
On March 4, 2016 I interviewed Adam Jensen, a Boston native whose debut single, the deliciously dark, alt pop “Sandcastles,” was recently one of our #songoftheday selections. The only other track of his that I’d heard was his forthcoming second single, “Ritual,” which is even more amazing. Normally, I wouldn’t interview someone I’d...Read more
#albumoftheday = SAUL WILLIAMS: MARTYRLOSERKING
The wonderful thing about checking out new music is that sometimes, on rare occasions, you come across something so fantastic that you can’t believe you’ve lived your life so far without it. It’s that whole “where have you been all my life” factor, and that’s precisely how I felt the first time I...Read more
VIDEO: ST. VINCENT: “BIRTH IN REVERSE”
A wonderful video for a spectacular song. Except to see St. Vincent in Michael's 45 Best Albums of 2014 piece next week!...
#albumoftheday: ELLA ON THE RUN: WAR OF WORDS
Ella On The Run is a London-based electro-pop artist of Swiss, French and South African origin. She attended The Berklee College of Music here in Boston, Massachusetts and began making music using the Ella On The Run moniker with producer/co-writer Matthew Bang (previously an engineer for Interscope and Timbaland’s Mosley Music group). The...Read more
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Röyksopp – “Skulls” (WARNING: VIDEO FLASHES LIKE STROBE LIGHTS; DON’T WATCH IF YOU HAVE SEIZURES)
Röyksopp deliver breath-taking electronica once again with their throbbing new single "Skulls," which is from their glorious final album, The Inevitable End. That said, the duo plans to continue releasing music. Just not in the album format. Which we think is rather sad because they've...
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Maudlin Strangers – “Overdose”
Maudlin Strangers is the current project of vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Hays, an all-around one man band and a talented one at that. "Overdose" is the title track from his forthcoming EP, which we are dying to hear now. As dark as it is...